Maurice Barnett (Barney) Webb

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MIDDLETON–Dr. Maurice Barnett (Barney) Webb, age 94, formerly of 1805 Baker Avenue in Madison, passed away on Jan. 15, 2021 at the Brookdale Century Avenue assisted living facility, 6916 Century Ave. in Middleton, where he had lived the previous year.

Born on May 14, 1926, Dr. Webb was an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his alma mater (BS 1950, PhD 1956), up until his retirement in 2001. He was a native of Neenah and member of Phi Beta Kappa honor society at the university. Additionally, was the chairman of the UW-Madison Athletic Board from 1986-1989.

Dr. Webb is survived by his children: Richard of Inver Grove Heights, MN., Craig of Fort Collins, CO., and Kathryn of Madison; and his six grandchildren.

His Chicago-born wife, Frances Webb, a UW-Madison researcher alumnus with a Ph.D. in physical chemistry, died in Madison on Nov. 9, 2004 at age 73. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Webb (Sept. 1960) and Laura Barnett Webb (Sept. 1972); an older brother James B. Webb, Sr. of Neenah in May 2012; and his older sister Frances Webb Ozanne, at age 100, of Two Rivers, on Jan. 6, 2020.

Memorial plans to be determined.

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